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Ioway Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Ioway language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Ioway tribe and their society. Please note that Ioways and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Ioway history is interesting and important, but the Ioway Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Please contact us if you have an Ioway link to add.

Our Ioway Websites

Ioway Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Ioway Indian language.
Ioway Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Ioway culture.
Ioway Legends:
    Collection of Ioway Indian legends and folktales.

Ioway Tribal and Community Websites

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
     Homepage of the southern Iowa (Bakhoje) nation.
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
     Information on the northern Iowa Nation.

Maps of Ioway Lands

Iowa Indian Map * Missouri Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Iowa, Otoe, and Missouri Indians and their neighbors.
Kansas Indian Reservations:
    Maps showing the locations of the Ioway reservations today.

Ioway Lifestyle and Tradition

Ioway Cultural Institute
     Resources on Ioway culture, history and genealogy from the Ioway Grassroots Project.
Iowa Authors:
    Ioway writers, their lives and work.
Iowa Nation Flag:
     Picture and discussion of the symbolism behind the Ioway tribe's flag.
Oneota Archaeology
     Information on the ancestors of the Iowa, Otoe, and Missouri tribes.
Iowa License Plates * Iowa Tribe License Plate:
    Oklahoma Ioway license plate.

Books and Resources for Sale on the Ioways

The Ioway Indians
     History and traditions of the Iowa tribe.
Lost Nation: The Ioway:
    Three-part documentary about Ioway tribal history, produced in conjunction with both Ioway tribes.
    There is also a full soundtrack of one of the remaining fluent elders speaking the Báxoje/Ioway language.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Ioways and American Indians in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Iowa
  Encyclopedia article on Iowa Indian history.
  Les Chiwere:
  Information about the Ioways in French.
  Ioway Nation * Ioway Indians:
  Ioway links pages.



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